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With entries on every thing from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is often a useful reference publication.

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He had the nickname Vøkodara, ‘wolf’s belly’. Many heroic deeds are ascribed to him in the MAHÄBHÄRATA. Because he violated the code of warriors by striking a foul blow he was called Jihma-yodi, ‘unfair fighter’. Bhimbhetka Place in Central India where prehistoric (30,000 BCE) cave paintings were found. Bhï•ma (‘the terrible’) The son of King Ÿäntanu and the river goddess GA¢GÄ, also called Ÿäntanava, Gäögeya, Nadija (river-born). He became one of the main protagonists in the MAHÄBHÄRATA as general of the KAURAVAS and as author of a set of conventions for chivalrous warfare.

Encyclo - Letter B 10/2/03 9:37 am Page 41 Brahmä Kumäris 41 Bodhäyana Author of a (lost) gloss on the Brahmasütras. body Hinduism has an ambivalent attitude towards the body. On the one hand there is a sharp dichotomy between body and spirit and most Hindu systems insist on viveka (discernment) through which a person learns to identify with the spirit and to consider the body as ‘non-self’. On the other hand, the body is valued as a vehicle of salvation: all acts necessary to obtain liberation require a well-functioning body.

Bhämatï Commentary on Ÿankara’s BRÄHMASÜTRABHÄÆYA by VÄCASPATI MIŸRA. Bhandarkar, Ramkrishna Gopal (1837–1925) One of India’s foremost early ‘modern’ Indologists, trained both in the Hindu pandit tradition and at Western universities. He had a brilliant academic and public career as professor of Sanskrit at Elphinstone College in Bombay, the Deccan College in Poona, a member of the syndicate and later vice-chancellor of the University of Bombay, member of the Viceroy’s Legislative Council, knighted in 1911.

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